Monthly Archives: May 2015

Primary School Diaries Part Five

Primary School Diaries Part Five Magazine Years Dear reader Magazine Years has come together beautifully as a production and as a bearer of ideas important to what happens to schools and in classrooms. Magazine Years is a source of considerable … Continue reading

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PaCT legitimises national standards: rubbish in, rubbish out

It has come to my attention that the ministry is making a big push on the use of PaCT. The ministry is, of course, being dishonest; taking another step towards a command education system. The ministry’s real purpose is to … Continue reading

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More shonky NCEA manipulation – more support for networkonnet’s campaign

The metropolitan newspapers, in neoliberal fashion, are always working to construct a narrative that has teachers at fault – all that is needed being a drop-in hero principal. This website believes the best way to help all children is schools … Continue reading

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Manawatu Standard writes about shonky NCEA – support at last for networkonnet

The following from the Manawatu Standard adds weight to my campaign to have recognised the corruption that is occurring in the manipulation of NCEA results. It takes a provincial newspaper to do it. The major papers won’t do it because … Continue reading

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Hattie’s research: Is wrong Part 4 – a kind of Svengali

There is not, of course, the evil intent, but with John Hattie we have an academic in overdrive –  manipulating and controlling against what as I see as the freedom to be creative. The epitome of Hattie can be reviewed … Continue reading

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Where are we?

As a person in education who has fought for a quarter of a century  for a culture of education that values above all, teachers having sufficient freedom to be innovative, truly innovative, I feel I am usefully placed to reply … Continue reading

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Secondary school principals, the poor dears are all in a tiz

Perhaps you could help the secondary principals, the poor dears are all in a tiz trying to work out why there was a fall in the number of students passing UE, a fall from 71 per cent in 2013 to … Continue reading

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